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Thucydides and Hesiod

Finglass, P.J.

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P.J. Finglass


The puzzling reference by Thucydides, during his account of Demosthenes’ Aetolian campaign in 426, to the death of Hesiod, can be explained as an instance of foreshadowing through myth: Hesiod’s tragic end prepares the reader for the tragic consequences of Demosthenes’ decisions. A similar use of mythical foreshadowing in Herodotus is compared.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Deposit Date Mar 1, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 1, 2016
Journal Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica
Print ISSN 0033-4987
Electronic ISSN 1724-1901
Publisher Fabrizio Serra editore
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue ns 105
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Additional Information Part of the section: Note di lettura e recensioni (to which the DOI refers).


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